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Louis XIII
Birth: Sep. 27, 1601
Fontainebleau
Departement de Seine-et-Marne
Île-de-France, France
Death: May 14, 1643
Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Departement des Yvelines
Île-de-France, France

King of France and Navarre. Louis XIII, eldest child of Henri IV of France and Marie de Medici, was born at the Château de Fontainebleau. The Dauphin ascended to the throne at age eight after the assassination of his father. At age fourteen, he married Anne of Austria, daughter of King Philip III of Spain. His mother served as regent until Louis came of age on his thirteenth birthday. However, she remained as ruler of France and Louis conspired with his advisor Charles d'Albert, duc de Luynes, to stage a coup d'état. In 1617, his mother's favorite Concino Concini was murdered, Concini's wife beheaded, and the queen mother exiled. After Luynes' death in 1621, the young king eventually turned to Cardinal Richelieu as an advisor. The queen remained childless until the 1638 birth of their son, the future Louis XIV, after 23 years of marriage. Two years later, a second son, Philippe, was born. However, the birth of two sons did not substantially improve the relationship between the king and queen. The will that he left, which attempted to limit his wife's power, was revoked by the Parlement of Paris. As he was a central figure in Alexandre Dumas' novel "The Three Musketeers," Louis XIII has been depicted in numerous films. (bio by: Anne Philbrick) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  King Henri (1553 - 1610)
  Maria de Medici (1573 - 1624)
 
 Spouse:
   Anne of Austria (1601 - 1666)
 
 Children:
  King Louis (1638 - 1715)*
   Philippe I d'Orléans (1640 - 1701)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Henriette de Bourbon (1596 - 1663)**
   Louis XIII (1601 - 1643)
  Gaston de Orléans (1608 - 1660)*
  Jeanne Baptiste de Bourbon (1608 - 1670)**
  Henrietta-Maria de Bourbon (1609 - 1669)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint Denis Basilique
Saint-Denis
Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis
Île-de-France, France
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Anne Philbrick
Record added: Jan 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84194998
Louis XIII
Added by: Anne Philbrick
 
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